Justin Timberlake Streams '20/20 Experience: 2 of 2'

Second half of pop star's project is edgy and carnal

Justin Timberlake performs in Las Vegas.
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September 24, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Justin Timberlake has at last shared the full 20/20 Experience with fans. After a nearly seven year hiatus between albums, the pop star took fewer than seven months to give fans both parts of his latest project with Timbaland. The 20/20 Experience: 2 /2 is now available for streaming on iTunes.

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Running at more than 74 minutes, the second installment of The 20/20 Experience is carnal where the first part is crisp. Timberlake sings of predatorial desire, lust and fantasies on songs like "True Blood" and the recently released "T.K.O," and features guest verses from the likes of Jay Z on "Murder" and Drake on "Cabaret." 

Timberlake and producer Timbaland play around with vocal percussion and spiky horns on the album, which makes for an edgier listening experience compared to the first half of the 20/20 Experience.

The full album will be available on September 30th, and Timberlake will launch a world tour in support of the double album on October 31st. 

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